British Council, Washington D.C.

Welcome to the British Council in the United States of America We build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We have been working in the US since 1973. Every year we connect with thousands of students, policymakers, academics and artists in the US. Our goal is to build bridges of trust and understanding among people around the world. Through our programs, we give opportunities to hundreds of millions of people worldwide to learn about British culture and creativity.

Throughout the year, we organize and run a dynamic calendar of public events, including workshops, seminars, exhibitions, competitions and information briefings. We work with a variety of trusted partners to bring you the best of the UK. You can find details of our upcoming events here.

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Our work in arts

Through our work in the arts, we seek to foster meaningful collaborations between the cultural sectors in the UK and US.

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Our work in higher education

We create opportunities in the USA for UK higher education institutions and for US students and professionals to find out more about study in the UK.

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Our work in society

Our work in society helps citizens and institutions contribute to a more inclusive, open and prosperous world and connects local issues to global themes.

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